Play the Red Queen by Juris Jurjevics audiobook

Play the Red Queen

By Juris Jurjevics
Read by Michael Braun

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781641291378

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664489981

  • ISBN: 9781664597815

Runtime: 10.96 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The posthumous masterwork by critically acclaimed author, storied publisher, and Viet Nam veteran Juris Jurjevicsthe story of two American GI cops caught in the corrupt cauldron of a Vietnamese civil war stoked red hot by revolution. Viet Nam, 1963. A female Viet Cong assassin is trawling the boulevards of Saigon, catching US Army officers off-guard with a single pistol shot, then riding off on the back of a scooter. Although the US military is not officially in combat, sixteen thousand American servicemen are stationed in Viet Nam advising the military and government. Among them are Ellsworth Miser and Clovis Robeson, two army investigators who have been tasked with tracking down the daring killer. Set in the besieged capital of a new nation on the eve of the coup that would bring down the Diem regime and launch the Americans into the Viet Nam War, Play the Red Queen is Juris Jurjevicss capstone contribution to a lifelong literary legacy: a tour-de-force mystery-cum-social history, breathtakingly atmospheric and heartbreakingly alive with the laws and lawlessness of war.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The plot speeds along faster than the Red Queen’s Vespa…Jurjevics brings all of it to colorful, fragrant, often ugly life…Brace yourself.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Juris Jurjevics

Author Bio: Juris Jurjevics

Juris Jurjevics was born in Latvia during WWII and grew up in displaced persons camps in Germany before emigrating to the US. He served in Vietnam (1967–68) for fourteen months, nine days, two hours, his departure complicated by the Tet Offensive. A fixture in American book publishing, he is the cofounder of Soho Press and the author of The Trudeau Vector.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 10.96
Audience: Adult
Language: English